Karl Williams

Research Director

Karl Williams is Research Director at the Centre for Policy Studies.

A data specialist with a background in energy and seaborne trade research in the City, his work at the CPS has focused on political economy, energy and immigration. He is a frequent contributor to CapX and has written for a range of national news outlets.

Before joining the CPS in 2021, he achieved a distinction in the Political Thought and Intellectual History MPhil at Cambridge, writing variously on anti-Rawlsian political realism, Roger Scruton’s conceptions of conservatism and the geopolitical thought of James Madison. His political hero is Norman Tebbit.

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